Beverly A. Burke 2/4/2005 4:25:21 AM

Very nice composition! I love the strong graphic nature of the image and the wonderful colors. Beautiful. #212046

Marcie A. Fowler 2/4/2005 5:19:07 AM

Gorgeous colors you captured in the very well done macro shot. Love the lines and the composition. #1082892

Julie Abston 2/4/2005 5:22:57 AM

Wow! What a beautiful, eye-catching image! I love the way you chose to present this and the vibrant, bold colors! A real work of art!!! #1082898

Mellanie 2/4/2005 6:14:16 AM

Beautiful colors and composition, Ann! Well done! #1083005

Allan Farnsworth 2/4/2005 8:32:54 AM

Very nice. #1083358

Cindy Paquette 2/4/2005 10:24:27 AM

Perfection Ann! #1083561

Kathleen Clemons 2/4/2005 12:48:43 PM

I just love this, Ann! #1083828

Janet L. Skinner 2/4/2005 3:12:10 PM

WOW!!! I bet this one comes back for a second look! #1083935

Judy S. Fung 2/4/2005 6:47:28 PM

Lovely colors and comp, Ann! #1084345

Stephanie Lyons 2/4/2005 8:11:50 PM

Perfect! I love everything about it - especially the detail on the side of the stem ... very, very nice! #1084515

Ann Forberg 2/5/2005 3:26:19 AM

Thank you very much, each and every one, for your kind words.
Regards, Ann #1084902

Ann Forberg 2/5/2005 3:27:12 AM

Thank you very much, each and every one, for your kind words.
Regards, Ann #1084903

Mike Carpenter 2/5/2005 3:49:25 PM

How do you get the soft look? I recently took a similar photo of a tulip and it is not as soft feeling. #1086084

Ann Forberg 2/6/2005 5:09:10 AM

Mike, I think the soft look came from the large aperture, and that the light from behind gave a sort of "halo" round parts of it.
Regards, Ann #1086811

Beverley Lu Steeves 2/6/2005 10:29:54 AM

Beautiful, Ann!! #1087508

Anita Hogue 3/15/2005 4:37:58 PM

Congratulations, Ann, this is awesome!!!!!!!!!! #1175520

Piotr M. Organa 3/16/2005 6:07:59 PM

Excellent photo!
Congratulations, Ann, good luck! #1182873

Lewis P. Church 3/16/2005 6:17:43 PM

Congrats, powerful color, neat composition. #1182904

Kathleen Clemons 3/18/2005 3:41:19 AM

Congrats to you, Ann! #1187392

Ed Heaton 3/18/2005 4:47:55 AM

Good morning Ann,
Congratulations on this tremendous image! #1187639

Piotr M. Organa 3/18/2005 5:46:22 AM

Congratulations Ann, awesome win! #1187905

Nancy Donnell 3/18/2005 7:02:10 AM

One of my favorite flowers. Beautiful saturated color, and wonderfully composed. #1188247

Lewis P. Church 3/18/2005 7:12:37 PM

I love this, glad you won, congrats #1189560

Evy Johansen 3/18/2005 10:16:12 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful win, Ann! #1189774

Leonard Pierce 3/19/2005 7:25:15 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Ann!!! #1191795

Lori Carlson 3/19/2005 8:30:15 PM

Congratulations Ann! I thought for sure I commented on this beauty previously, but I don't see me...so glad I am doing so now. It is such a unique perspective and beautiful photo! #1191866

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Aperture abt. 2.8, Sigma lens - focal length 105 m, location: kitchen table, positive film scanned.

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Camera: Minolta Maxxum 7 SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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